If you’re wondering how long it takes to charge a Tesla, you are not alone. The question has become a perennial one for Tesla drivers. Tesla’s charging system can be a complex one, and the question of “how long does it take to charge a Tesla?” is not as simple as it sounds. In this article, we’ll discuss the basics of charging your Tesla at home and at work. We’ll also cover how to use a NEMA 14-50 adaptor and a supercharger.
Level 2 chargers
Currently, there are two basic types of Tesla Level 2 chargers. Each type allows for a different level of power to be delivered to the vehicle. A Level 2 charger will charge your car at a rate between 3.3 kilowatts and 17.2 kW. The higher the current, the faster the charge. Using these types of chargers will allow you to get anywhere from ten to fifty-two miles of range per hour. Model S variants are equipped with 11.5 kW charging; high-amperage chargers are available to accommodate 17.2 kW.
The other Type 2 Tesla charger is a plug-in, or SAE J1772, charger. It is compatible with all electric vehicles. The J1772 adapter is included with most Tesla models, or you can purchase one separately. The J1772 connector connects to the vehicle’s charger or to an EVSE port. Most Tesla drivers choose this type of charger for its ability to work with regular Level 2 public charging stations.
A Tesla SuperCharger is a beast of a machine that can push energy into your car as quickly as possible. The Tesla SuperCharger can charge your car at speeds up to 450 miles per hour. Tesla itself owns these charging stations. A destination charger is a two-way charger that offers 50 or 220-volts of electricity to Teslas. The Tesla SuperCharger costs $2500, but is well worth the investment for the speed and convenience it offers.
Typically, Tesla will pay for installation costs up to late 2017. However, some locations may have a limit of four charging stations, limiting the number of drivers who can use the chargers. Tesla also plans to have a “destination charger for free” campaign to promote the chargers. While the Tesla destination chargers will attract a handful of vehicles at the onset, the cost will be worth it in the long run.
Using a NEMA 14-50 adaptor
Using a NEMA fourteen-50 adaptor to charge a Tesla can be a good option if you want to make your charging experience as easy as possible. The NEMA 14-50 charger is considerably faster than its predecessor, but it will also cost you $35. If you live in an apartment or a tent site, you may not have access to a 14-50 outlet nearby, but you can find one at any Tesla store for about $35. You can use either type of adaptor for charging your Tesla, as long as it is compatible with your home’s electrical system.
The NEMA 14-50 adaptor is a popular choice because it works with a wide range of household outlets. A NEMA 14-50 charger can charge a Tesla in about 10 hours, or as long as two and a half hours. It’s important to use the right adaptor for your home environment, as different voltages may result in different charging speeds. If you’re not sure whether or not your home is compatible with a NEMA 14-50 adaptor, contact the company’s customer support team.
Using a supercharger
Using a supercharger to charge your Tesla is easy, fast, and convenient. Simply plug in your car’s charging port and wait for the green light to appear on the supercharger’s charging port. Tesla has an app that helps you find a charging station, and you can track your charging progress using the app. You can leave your car at the charging station while it charges, so you won’t miss it!
The prices at each Tesla Supercharger vary depending on location, peak times, and the amount of electricity you transfer. You can always see what your final charges will be before you start your charging session, as the website displays both on-peak and off-peak rates. You can also check how much electricity you use by tapping a pin on the navigation screen of your Tesla, which displays the total for the session.